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Traffic Crash Leads to DWI and Drug Charges For Ithaca Man

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An Ithaca man is facing drug charges after he was found with nearly 50 morphine tabs following a traffic accident.

On Friday afternoon, Tompkins County Sheriff’s Deputies were called Ridge Road located in the Town of Lansing for a one car crash. Deputies say 39-year-old Tim Vanbenschoten of Ithaca drove his pick-up truck off the shoulder of the road and crashed into a ditch.

Deputies say Vanbenschoten was under the influence of alcohol. A search turned up 48 Morphine tablets.

He was charged with DWI and a felony count of drug possession. He was also ticketed for traffic violations.

Vanbenschoten was arraigned and sent to the Tompkins County Jail.


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